Definition of Corn cockle
1. Noun. European annual having large trumpet-shaped reddish-purple flowers and poisonous seed; a common weed in grainfields and beside roadways; naturalized in America.
Group relationships: Agrostemma, Genus Agrostemma
Generic synonyms: Weed
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Corn Cockle
Literary usage of Corn cockle
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Indiana Weed Book by Willis Stanley Blatchley (1912)
"In position on the stem they are opposite or in pairs as in the corn cockle; alternate or scattered singly along; the stem, one above another on opposite ..."
2. Foods: Their Composition and Analysis: A Manual for the Use of Analytical by Alexander Wynter Blyth (1896)
"The common corn-cockle of our fields is without doubt poisonous, containing a gluco- side, "saponin." The seeds are in shape not unlike a rolled up ..."
3. Foods: Their Composition and Analysis by Alexander Wynter Blyth, Meredith Wynter Blyth (1903)
"A section of the seed of the corn-cockle. ... It has also been noted that flour containing corn-cockle yields a larger percentage of oil to ether, ..."
4. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan, Asa Don Dickinson (1917)
"corn cockle; Corn Rose; Corn or Red Campion; Crown- of-the-Field Agrostemma Githago Flowers—Magenta or bright purplish crimson, 1 to 3 in. broad, ..."